Lambton County Council endorses wind turbine moratorium

Cathy Dobson, Sarnia Observer
WYOMING – Lambton County politicians unanimously agreed Wednesday to demand a provincial moratorium on industrial wind turbines, after hearing that local residents are getting ill. People living near wind turbines in Lambton Shores and Brooke-Alvinston are complaining of nausea, headaches, and dizziness, said Marcelle Brooks of the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group.

She was among 40 Lambton County residents who packed county council chambers and asked council to join 90 other Ontario municipalities in favour of a moratorium. Until the province conducts a study on the health effects related to the 500-foot turbines, no more should be approved, Brooks said.

Health Canada has agreed to do a study and publish the results in 2014. But Brooks said the federal government has already provided money to some wind turbine projects and she doesn’t trust that its study will be unbiased. Members of WAIT (We’re Against Industrial Turbines) from Plympton-Wyoming and the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group applauded county councillors when they voted 33-0 in favour of a moratorium. Read article

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